Visitors to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) at Saratoga Spa State Park can now enjoy a new $9.5 million visitors services center unveiled earlier this season by Governor Kathy Hochul prior to her swearing-in in August.
Called The Pines, the new and renovated facilities create a new four-season education, event, and community gathering space, as well as a lounge area overlooking the amphitheater, new concession areas and restrooms.
Supported with $1.5 million in grants from Empire State Development and State Parks, the project also restored park-like aesthetics to the grounds and opened up original sight lines from the Route 50 gate to the Victoria Pool.
It provides new spaces for gathering outside of the amphitheater: The Julie Bonacio Family Pavilion; The Pines Terrace; and the Nancy Di Cresce Education Room at The Pines, SPAC’s first year-round space for education and community outreach.
More information about Saratoga Spa Park is available online.
Photo of The Pines courtesy New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.